XR650R front wheel off to one side.

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by 1bigrn, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. 1bigrn

    1bigrn Been here awhile

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    My xr650r front wheel is approximately 1.25 cm closer to the brake side than the other side, It runs straight put is just closer to one side and the brakes don't bind in anyway.

    I just recently replaced the front speedometer assembly with the XR's Only speedometer drive replacement kit (Spacer). It was pretty straight forward and I am fairly handy with a wrench.
    The only thing I can possibly think I did was put the brake side spacer in backwards. But I don't think that would have made a difference.

    Any thoughts?
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  2. Stan_R80/7

    Stan_R80/7 Beastly Gnarly

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    Here is a link to some XR650R pics: http://www.xr650rforum.com/t510-cool-xr650r-pix Hopefully, one of them will help answer your question.

    I recommend taking some photographs of your bike before you work on it so this type of question never needs to be asked again. Good luck!
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  3. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT wannabe

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    the first thing to do is measure your forks, they need to be parallel to each other. if they are farther/closer apart at the bottom you know you have spacer issue, if they are parallel then you have a wheel truing issue.
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  4. AustinJake

    AustinJake DR-Versys-FXDWG

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    The right side spacer is integral with the axle, it must be allowed to be as much of a spacer as is needed on the right side. It you tightened the pinch bolts on the right side before you tightened the axle, you could have pulled the right fork over when you shouldn't have.
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